Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association

Stuyvesant Park
Neighborhood Association, Inc.

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The Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) serves one of New York's most pleasant communities, both diverse and stable, from East 14th Street north to East 23rd Street and from Stuyvesant Town west toward Irving Place and Gramercy Park. Its membership includes tenants, homeowners, merchants, and institutions. On issues of importance it frequently acts in concert with other citizens’ groups in neighboring communities and throughout the city.

The Association’s active programs include restoration and maintenance projects in the park, historical studies, landmark designations, zoning, transportation, public hearings, crime prevention, social events, fund-raising, and horticultural plantings. SPNA maintains a bulletin board in each section of Stuyvesant Square Park to inform neighbors of community events and issues.

The highlight of the year is the Stuyvesant Park Festival, held annually in the spring. Thousands of community residents attend and enjoy the festival, and do numerous schools, businesses, neighborhood organizations, and city agencies.

Citizen opinion has genuine impact in New York City, but to win the attention of elected and appointed officials, it is essential to speak as a group. SPNA serves as an effective channel of communication for the community, particularly at Manhattan Community Board Six. SPNA is well known in city and state government agencies; indeed we were officially recognized by one of them, the city’s Landmarks Preservations Commission, when it designated the Stuyvesant Square Historic District in 1975. "The Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association," said the agency’s Designation Report, "provides the residents with and organization which works constructively to prevent unwanted changes and introduce improvements within the area."

SPNA is registered in New York State as a no-for-profit volunteer charitable corporation. Dues and contributions are tax-deductible. The Association’s activities are guided by and carried out through its board of directors and various committees. Sixteen directors are elected by the membership for staggered two-year terms. Offices include president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary.

We enthusiastically welcome all with an interest in the Stuyvesant Square Neighborhood to join SPNA and to participate in our diverse activities and programs, in an area that The New York Times has called "convenient, but off the beaten path … surrounding a little-known park." We call it Manhattan’s Hidden Treasure.

Your SPNA membership is strongly encouraged to make our voices heard.

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Neighborhood Associations, Inc.
P.O. Box 1320
Cooper Station
New York, New York 10276